Mail Box Redo

22 Sep

Our lovely new mailbox.


When we bought our house I thought the first home improvement item we would work on would be the mailbox.  Who wants to go out to their mailbox everyday with the previous owners last names plastered against the side?  Well I was incredibly wrong.  It didn’t bother us near as much as I thought of.  🙂 We finally did it though over a year later.  Oh well better late than never right? 


Side view.


First I lightly sanded the entire mailbox with sand paper.  (I have no idea what kind I just asked what kind to use at the hardware store and bought it.)  Then I washed the mailbox and let it dry.  Next I covered up everything that I didn’t want to be green (post, newspaper box, and flag).  This was the most time-consuming part.  Then while Eli was sleeping I spray painted the rest of the mailbox.  It was so much easier than I thought it would be.  I applied two coats and let it dry. 

After the paint was completely dry (I waited till the next day) I attached vinyl letters my sweet mother-in-law made for me MONTHS ago.


This project totally makes me want a Cricut bad! Anyone have one they want to give me....


Loving our new mailbox. Sorry there isn't a picture of the before-it was pretty bad. Rust and old stickers peeling off.


2 Responses to “Mail Box Redo”

  1. Katelyn September 23, 2011 at 5:01 pm #

    Much better looking than before! I love the letters and the green color!

    • emersonfamily September 24, 2011 at 3:29 am #

      Thanks so much. I was really scared of spray painting at first but understand the appeal now. Thinking the front door might be next (painted not spray painted). Want to come help?? 🙂

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